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The Healing in Spring Cleaning

In Lifestyle by Dorena Kohrs

It’s Spring! The flowers are starting to bloom. The birds are singing. The yearning for a fresh start is bubbling just beneath the surface. The invitation for rebirth and creation and aliveness is whispering its sweet strains of promise and hope. It’s an invitation that reminds us that closed doors are simply opportunities to open windows, and that caterpillars turn into butterflies. It’s an invitation that is never more poignant than in the wake of a divorce. After facing the murky waters of unmet expectations, competing demands and shattered dreams, you yearn for a new beginning. For forward movement, a new vision, and there’s no better way to launch yourself towards this new beginning than to Spring clean! But I’m not talking about the ordinary Spring cleaning of vacuuming under …

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Decluttering After Divorce

In Lifestyle, Separation & Divorce by Dorena Kohrs

I’m a hopeless romantic. A voyeur of sorts. I’m captivated by every love story and every kiss that holds all of the promise of two souls dancing long into the night. I cry those sweet tears of joy when the slipper effortlessly glides onto Cinderella’s foot, and the future is full of shooting stars and moonbeams. But what happens when our happily ever after is shattered into 100 little pieces, and we’re forced to consider a different future? When our prince charming isn’t quite so charming and the picture of growing old together is marred with heartache? Our natural tendency is to hold on for dear life. Standing our ground against change with a fierceness that may even surprise ourselves. We cling to the very things that are actually holding …